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Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, October 1, 1999, 23:44
Sally Caves wrote:
> No, that wasn't the point. It wasn't my point, at least. My point was > about standard modern English, in which the verb wrought isn't used > anymore, > in response to whoever it was who said that wrought has turned into a > new > verb entirely.
Well, I said it, and it was probably a bad example. Granted, it's been lost in today's English, but I believe it was once an active verb. Perhaps a better example would be "may" and "might", originally present and past forms, but now completely separate verbs, same with "will/would", "shall/should", and, to a lesser extent, "can/could" -- Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will never change our mind. - Scots Prayer ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor